Johnson motors into eighth after round three

Gary Johnson at Croft - Photo: Dave Yeomans
Gary Johnson at Croft - Photo: Dave Yeomans

A BRACE of sixth places saw Gary Johnson, from Broughton near Brigg, move into eighth place in the rider standings at round three of the British Supersport Championship at Croft on Sunday.

Starting from a second row grid position Johnson completed his first race in sixth place, a position he had held for the majority of the ten laps.

He began race two from row three and made steady progress through the field to once again cross the finish line in sixth place.

Gary worked hard throughout the second race and said: “I’m pretty happy with the weekend, we had to change engines after the race yesterday and so it was important that I didn’t do anything stupid in the first few laps.

“The bike felt good, we were a little bit out on a few things like the mapping, but that’s purely because of the engine change.

“We have walked away from Croft with two strong results under our belts that sets us up nicely for the North West 200 races at the weekend. I can’t wait to get out there and get going.”

The East Coast race team along with Johnson now head to Northern Ireland for the North West 200.

Gary will be riding in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport events and begins his practice on Tuesday ahead of a full day of racing on Saturday.